Bison Witches Bar & Deli

3 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

1320 P St
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508-1503
United States

(402) 474-3366 | map

Per Lincoln City Ordinance this establishment is non-smoking throughout.

Added by swid on 05-03-2005

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Photo of naderator55
3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

Visited on a Friday night with some BMC drinkers. I compromised with them and ended up here. I would rather had tried at yia yia's. If you don't know where you are going you might not find this place. When you first walk in their is a larger room that is longer than wide. The bar sits on the west end of the joint and is probably about 20 foot long. It has a nice clean look to it. Some basic brewarnia on the walls. The two pillars in the middle add a little bit to the room, as they probably hold the room up. Toward the north east another room opens up. I did not go into this smaller room. It looked like it had a foosball table and darts. I was dissapointed in the beer selection. They had about 10 taps with nothing special, and a small freezer that was half empty. Not being impressed with any of the beer i settled for a Fat Tire because they were on sale for $2.00. This place has alot of potential they just need to get a better supply of bottles.

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Photo of bditty187
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

I visited here on a Husker game day Saturday. Maybe it isn’t the fairest shake of a Beerfly review but I believe they did a great job handling the massive influx of Big Red fans and thus I review…

First of all, it is very easy to miss from the outside. The storefront is dwarfed by the neighboring BW3s; in fact I walk passed this place the week before without noticing it. Once inside I was surprised at how small it was; long, narrow restaurant with the bar in the middle. On my visit it was packed and my party of two was lucky to get a seat (10 min. wait). The waitress was quick to get our drink order. Okay, the beer here. I wasn’t very impressed with the selection. Maybe I am too picky but there was only 3-4 beers that I would order at a bar, sure there was more craft beer than that but if I am going to pay bar prices I want a better than average beer.

The service was speedy, considering how busy it was. I have too give them props for doing a good job handling the crowd.

As for the food menu, there were plenty of sandwiches that sounded great; the selection of soups was good too. I did notice a few salads, they looked awful. My sandwich was the smoked turkey on dark rye bread and some chips. Tasty. It was breadier than I wanted but, no biggie. The food was very affordable.

As for the atmosphere… it is hard to say. The place was full of red people, the music was blasting, and the TVs were tuned to football. This place worked well for the pre-game experience. Generally speaking, it looked like a chain restaurant with a dash of sports bar, the vibe was… indifferent.

The bottom-line is simple, I would return for lunch (if I wasn’t hungry for pizza (wink, wink… Yia-Yia’s). The food was very good. The beer variety was serviceable, barely Beerfly worthy.

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Photo of swid
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Bison Witches Bar & Deli is tucked in among the many bars/restaurants in downtown Lincoln. Unlike many of those bars/restaurants, it's a reasonably good beer bar and, for the money, it is one of the best places in Lincoln to have a quick-casual lunch or dinner.

The bar is decorated in the typical "generic sports bar" theme that seems to be unavoidable around here; however, the place is kept very clean, and it's reasonably well-lit inside. It's a smaller bar, and it has a surprisinly "cozy" feel. The service is generally fast and courteous. (Avoid visiting at noon M-F if you can; the place is VERY popular among downtown Lincoln employees, and service does suffer a bit then.)

For a downtown Lincoln bar/restaurant, the beer selection is quite respectable, with beers like Rogue Shakespeare Stout, New Belgium Trippel, and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot available in bottles. Although the selection is nothing exceptional, beer prices do run below average, and there are $2 (or less) specials on every beer at least one day per week.

The food available at Bison Witches is outstanding, and even more so for the price. A large sandwich made of very fresh bread and high-quality ingredients and a bag of chips is $5.75. A half-sandwich, chips, and soup (in a bread bowl) is the same price, and is an even better value. If you're not feeling very hungry, a half-sandwich and chips is only $3.50.

I wish it wasn't so terribly busy during lunch, because I would love to eat there every day. Recommended.

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Bison Witches Bar & Deli in Lincoln, NE
Place rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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